May Sarton (1912-1995) was an acclaimed poet, novelist, and memoirist.
"This journal is not only rich in the love of nature and the love of solitude. It is an honorable confession of the writer's faults, fears, sadness, and disappointments. . . . On the surface, Journal of a Solitude is a quiet book, but if you will read it carefully you will be aware of violent needs and a valiant warrior who has battled every inch of the way to a share of serenity. This is a beautiful book, wise and warm within its solitude." -- Eugenia Thornton - Cleveland Plain Dealer